With hundreds of self-help books in stores with tips on how to become successful, why is it that we seem to be struggling in this area. Why do we repeatedly try with continual failure? Most successful people say that failure is part of the process but do we place too much emphasis on becoming a success and for that matter what is success anyway? The meaning of success may not necessarily be the same for everyone. Steven covey wrote about the 7 habits of highly successful people and recently I discovered a blogger that continually writes about the 6 habits of super successful people including entrepreneurs worldwide with very fat back accounts. SO it seems, that to be successful you have to practice a few critical things every day, so here are a few points to get you started.
Drink lemon water.
As a health coach & nutritionist, I love this advice. I did not think that this was so important to be successful but according to emotional intelligence writer Travis…….. it certainly is. I know for a fact that whilst it provides an amazing natural energy buzz it ensure an alkaline state. I am sure you have experienced the effects of too many coffees like a grinding feeling that lingers. By doing this one thing, can improve your nutrient absorption in the stomach 10 fold and lemons are full of vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants.
I know, I know it just doesn’t seem to escape us. (Unless you are a superhero, athlete, or concrete laborers etc) Once upon a time this advice would hardly have been needed. Considering that 70% of today’s jobs are of a sedentary nature we as a whole have forgotten how to move functionally. We just have to connect those neurons to activate muscle, ligaments, tendons and bones to perform movement other than scrolling a computer i-phone or i-pad. In years gone by, the concept of using a gym was for serious athletes, and not even considered by the average jo blow. Today it is a necessity. Exercise oxygenates the body boosting circulation providing energy throughout the day. It is a fact that people that exercise are more successful than ones that don’t and that most successful people exercise in the early hours of the morning. This not only stimulates positive thoughts and energy for the day but it gets it out of the way. Fitness is not a chore but it should be something that we do for our well being!
There’s a lot to be said about being in the moment. Forget about past lives, experiences or future events, they can send you into a spin. Focus on the now, take in every moment, likes it’s the first time and don’t forget to breathe all the while. Mindfulness is about being present. Present in the moment and being absolutely aware. Have you ever been so engrossed in your work in front of a computer to find that you have engulfed a complete pizza without any recollection of the taste? Being aware allows you to identify and observe your surroundings, it’s one of the most important practices to improve a response as opposed to a reaction and from my observations, correct me if I am wrong, we live in a highly reactive world as opposed to being proactive.
Set daily goals.
Years ago I interviewed a highly successful business man whom owned pubs and other businesses. He told me that every day, he would create a list of jobs to do. He would then tick them off just like KPIs for his employees he had certain criteria which was ultimately important for him to perform. This was his accountability. Don’t get busy being busy, become productively busy. There is a difference. And don’t forget to set realistic goals. Too high a goal will set you up for failure and there is nothing like past failures to drag you down the road of yet again another failure. Today I will lose 10 kg or by the end of this day I will look like Miranda kerr are just few examples of too high an expectation Practice today the things that successful people do and you would be more likely to attain success.
Practice perfect practice.
When it comes to being successful in any part of your life the choice to practice perfect practice will be far more beneficial to you in the long run. Choose to practice perfect practice. (Well, almost perfect). To be perfect or strive for perfection, once again,could set you up for failure. Practicing is far better than doing nothing at all. Be consistent, persistent and practice.
How many times to we do this!!!!! We say yes, but we really mean no, then we justify to ourselves the reasons why we said yes and not no. Saying yes when we should have said no, may place extra pressure on you with some of us coming up short. Before you take on any more tasks, ask your self does this really suit me? Does this work with my time and is it for the best intentions? Saying no sometimes can be self-protective and save you from a rather embarrassing episode of emotional rage or tears from not being able to cope. Research has proved that the more difficulty that you have in saying no the more likely you are to experience , stress, burnout and depression , Saying no is an act of self-control and will increase your future self-control.
No, actually this is the final point. Successful people practice the art of being happy. In the move Happy Gilmore, when he played golf really well, he was asked what was his secret to success as a golfer? He replied that he went to a happy place. So find your happy place and go to it in the face of all odds and remember that Success rises in the ability to face failure.
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Yours in health and happiness
Caroline is a clinical Nutritionist practicing on a consultation basis. Caroline's experience encompasses research and writing on disease prevention with natural herbs, spices, foods and supplementation. Caroline practices holistic nutritional medicine that combines the three elements of being human. Those being, the physical , emotional and the mental components that make us who we are. All of these criterior is fueled by the fundamental of all health, food .